Nellie Fox

Hall of Fame

Second Base

1947—1965

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Second Base RANK
#27

Player Detail

Jacob Nelson
GIVEN NAME
Fox
SURNAME
December 25, 1927, in St. Thomas, PA
BORN
December 1, 1975, in Baltimore, MD, USA
DIED
1947—1965
Playing Career
Played from 19-37
PLAYING AGE
Philadelphia A's
Chicago White Sox
Houston Astros
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Chicago White Sox
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Mighty Mite, Little Nel
NICKNAME
2
UNIFORM NUMBER
#2 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-10 / 160
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
June 8, 1947
Major League Debut
July 25, 1965
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Nellie Fox?

Hall of Fame second baseman linked to Luis Aparicio and Joe Morgan.

50

HITTING

30

POWER

50

RUNNING

60

FIELDING

60

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Fox’s mother wrote a letter to Connie Mack, the manager of the Philadelphia A’s, securing a a tryout that spring for her 16-year old son.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2367
2663
35
790
.288
15 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
1959 AL MVP

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1957 White Sox

29 Years Old

.317
AVG
6
HR
61
RBI
110
RUNS
.403
OBP
196
HITS
27
2B
8
3B
.415
SLG
75
BB
5
SB
7.9
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.288
.348
.363

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.710
.690
103.1

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
43.2
58.2

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Nellie Fox Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Fox
535
154
74
21
6
2
46
42
13
4
194
204
.288
.348
.363
710
AVG 2B
535
140
69
21
5
7
60
52
55
5
193
195
.262
.329
.361
.690

Nellie Fox Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
27
24
29
23
23
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Second Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
25
22
31
24
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Nellie Fox PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
49.5
36.9
23.9
19.0
3.38
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Nellie Fox
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
306.2
178.5
128.9
87.7
20.9
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Nellie Fox
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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